Self Empowerment

I guess everyone has their problems with being self-confident and sticking to their own opinion from time to time. I understand that and you are not alone, we are in the same boat. It can be hard sometimes to pursue something but having people telling you otherwise.

What does Self Empowerment mean?

The meaning of Self Empowerment is easy, everyone we know has their very own and unique strengths and weaknesses. Every day of our life we discover something new in our personality, e.g. how we react to certain scenarios and people. Working with our strengths and weaknesses is something else, we need to accept our traits in order to be successful and set goals. To empower yourself means to take positive choices and to be in control of your own life.

The first thing you can do to be self-empowered is to believe in yourself and your decisions. I know this is not always easy and we all need a little advice from someone else from to time, but we also have the famous gut feeling, which is right most of the time. Additionally, I strongly believe that you should go for something that makes you happy. So let’s say you want to attend a course and everyone around you is telling you not to do it because of whatever reason, would you still do the course? Personally, I’m trying really hard to be independent, make my own decisions but it can be tricky sticking to your decisions when a lot of people are telling you otherwise.

Why is it important?

The question is why is it important to empower yourself? It is simply because we should not depend on other people, especially on their recognition towards us or their opinion on certain things. I know that at some stages in our life we have to decide between two different paths, whether it is your career or something more personal and we would like a second opinion from an outsider. There is nothing wrong with this. But in order to empower yourself and take full responsibility for your decisions,  we must listen to our feelings and our inner voice. We can’t let other peoples opinions guide us through life. We can talk to our family and friends and ask them for advice but in the end, we should listen to our feeling and our own desire on which way to choose.

Choose to be you and to be the best version of yourself daily.

 

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Why me-time is so important

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Today I would like to write and think more about me-time and why it is so important. Now I know everyone is in school, working, going after hobbies and spending a lot of time with friends, family etc. There is nothing wrong with this, but I guess after a while everyone needs a break and a relaxed time by yourself.

Why is this so important?

We are constantly on our phones or laptops nowadays and online 24/7, which causes stress. We are afraid to miss out on something in the world. This is why we keep checking our phones up to 88 times a day. But this is exactly why we need to hit the pause button and learn to enjoy a little time without our mobile phones. Being stressed in the long run is seriously damaging our health, especially today where we need to give 100 % to our Jobs and success. This is exactly why we would need some time by ourselves to recharge.

How can I make time for myself?

One thing you can do to create me-time is simply by waking up earlier. I love to wake up a little earlier to drink my morning coffee in peace and just relax before the day starts. Waking up earlier has a lot of benefits. First of all, your phone would not ring all the time, because the rest of the world might still be asleep. This is the best way to charge your batteries and get enough of Energy for a long day.

Now another scenario would be: You spent the whole week at work, school etc. After that, you meet your friends, family…going out and meeting people is fun and I would never say that this is a bad thing, but after a while, you feel tired and you come to the conclusion that you need a little time for yourself.

What can you do in your me-time?

Take a whole day off on the weekend and create a special me-time day just for yourself. Do whatever makes you happy, you could go shopping by yourself or just stay at home with your favorite book and tea and enjoy the quietness of your own. Of course, the definition of me-time is different for everyone. If you would rather go out for a walk with your dog, or go to the gym, it is up to you.  Watch your favorite Netflix show, eat your favorite food or just relax with a face mask on watching a movie. There are no rules for me-time. Enjoy the time by yourself, leave your phone in another room or put it on airplane mode. Whatever makes you happy to disconnect and feel comfortable on your own is the perfect me-time for you.

How do you like to spend your me-time? 🙂

Je t’aime paris – My trip to Paris

 

Hello everyone! 🙂

I recently got back from Paris and it is safe to say that I fell in love with this city. Paris owns my heart and I would definitely go back! To see more pictures, visit my Instagram and check them out as well as my Story Highlight —> ivvkr

But first I would like to share my very own Paris experience.

Recommendations

Public Transport
If you are in Paris or planning to visit this wonderful city, I would highly recommend you to use the public transport. This is the best way to get to know the vibe of this city and feel like a real Parisian. In addition to this, you can easily reach the sightseeing spots by public transport and it is, of course, cheaper like this. One ticket for the subway e.g. costs approximately € 1,70, which is a fair price.

Food, drinks etc.
When people think of Paris they probably think of cheese, baguettes, croissants and so on…And I have to agree, the food in Paris great. A nice idea would be to visit a local supermarket and buy some cheese, fruits, and wine and just enjoy a picnic in front of the Eiffel tower or at the Pont Alexandre III. If you wanna visit a Restaurant you can find plenty of them near the Eiffel tower or you download the TripAdvisor App and check some Restaurants near you.

Louvre

So, now one of my personal highlights in Paris. I have to admit this Museum impressed me a lot. It is the best Museum I have visited so far. It offers a wide ranch of paintings (215 works), Sculptures (83 works), Egyptian Antiquities (207 works) and many more. I am a huge fan of different cultures and history and I literally spent the whole day in this Museum to cover all departments. I bought my Ticket online on getyourguide.at for approximately 17,-, and I highly recommend to book your Tickets for different activities before your trip.

Palais de Versailles

When I planned my Paris trip, the Palace of Versailles was already on my list. I really wanted to see this incredible Palace in real life and I am so glad I did. To come to the Palace you need to take a bus for approximately half an hour because the Palace is not located in Paris, it is located in the neighbouring city called Versailles. But first some Information. The Palace of Versailles is one of Europes biggest Palaces and was the main residence of the Royal Family until the French revolution took place from 1789 on. Moreover, the Palace is marvellous and a must see when in Versailles.

Disneyland Paris

Last but not least, my childhood dream. Since I can think I always wanted to visit Disneyland in Paris. My first reaction to it was that I felt like a little kid again, I was surrounded by little girls wearing their favourite princess dress. The park is really incredible, I was overwhelmed by all the colours and impressions. If you plan on going to Disneyland you should definitely stay until midnight. The midnight show was an experience I could never forget. I just have to say that Disneyland is not only for children. It is an experience for the young and old and definitely worth it.

One Week sailing through Croatia

Hello everyone and welcome back!

Today, the experience I had on my first ever Sailing Tour through Croatia.

First of all, I have to say that Croatia is a beautiful country with a lot of personalities and interesting history behind the old towns.

Dubrovnik

This is for all the „Games of Thrones“ fans! Dubrovnik is an incredibly beautiful city. The old town is filled with traditional restaurants, which offer tasty and fresh fish and seafood. It is safe to say that Croatia is like heaven to all the seafood lovers out there. In Dubrovnik, you should definitely go up the stairs to the castle. Up there you can play basketball with a fascinating view over the city. Dubrovnik is definitely an incredible city with a lot of nice restaurants, bars and of course a wonderful location to take nice pictures. I would visit this city one more time and stay a little longer.

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Croatian Islands

So now I would like to introduce these cute little islands to you. On this Sail, I have visited quite a lot of Islands, which I didn’t even know about. The first island I would like to introduce is a small island named Hvar. This island has something magical in it. The beaches are wonderful and the old town is just breathtaking.

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Mljet National Park

A nice bicycle ride in a National Park sounds great am I right? Sure, especially if you can have a refreshing swim stop in-between. Welcome to Mljet National Park, where the lake is blue and the nature just marvelous.

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Split

Split is certainly worth the visit for its incredible old town and beautiful beaches. The historical city should be on your travel list, especially the Palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian. The beautiful old town with traditional restaurants in their tiny side streets. Whether you like traditional Croatian food or Mexican dish, there is something for everyone in Split.

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